Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

(Deemed University)

Graduate School Admissions (GS-2017)

Research Opportunities for exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students.

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is India’s premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences. The Institute runs a graduate programme leading to the award of Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. as well as M.Sc. degreee in certain subjects. With its distinguished faculty, world class facilities and stimulating research environment, it is an ideal place for aspiring scientists to initiate their career.

The Graduate Programme at TIFR is classified into the following Subjects – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability) and Science Education. It is conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR. 

Important Dates

Nationwide Entrance Examination: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Last date for application:  OCTOBER 10, 2016
Online payment link will be active upto October 17, 2016
DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto October 17, 2016
Hall Ticket download link will be active from : November 10, 2016
GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science (including Communications and Applied Probability):
Opens  : February 3, 2017
Closes  : Two weeks after GATE2017 results declared.
Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination (shortlist for interviews) : January 31, 2017 

Application Fee & Payment

Application Fee (Non-Refundable):
Male Candidates : Rs 600/- for online applications and Rs 650/- for manual applications.   
Female Candidates : Rs 100/- for online and manual applications. 
Application fee can be paid online through internet banking or by Debit/Credit Card or by sending Demand Draft. 

Online Payment: After the online payment transaction is successful, please login to your account on our website by using your reference code as your user id and check the payment status of your application.    Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and a auto email is sent by the system acknowledging the payment.  If your transaction has been successful and your account has been debited and you do not receive the acknowledgement email within 7 days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to the email ids as given in “Contact Info” section.

Demand Draft:
Biology: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of “National Centre for Biological Science” payable at Bangalore. 
Other Subjects: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of “Tata Institute of Fundamental Research” payable at Mumbai.
For mailing address and contact information, please refer to the Contact Info page.
DDs may be sent by speed post/courier with name, reference code and telephone number written behind it.
Online payment link will be active upto October 17, 2016.

DDs sent by post/courier will also be accepted upto October 17, 2016.

Please note:
Instructions for downloading/printing  of Hall tickets will be intimated by email, only after receipt of application fee/approval of fee waiver.


Contact Information

For Mathematics/Physics/Chemisty/ Computer & Systems Sciences:
University Cell
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,
Mumbai 400005.
Tel: 022-2278 2629/2114
Fax: 022-22804555
Email: gsch@tifr.res.in
For Biology:
Admissions Section
National Centre for Biological Sciences
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore 560065.
Tel: 080-23666404
Fax: 080-23636662
Email: phd@ncbs.res.in

For Science Education:
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
V.N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd
Mumbai 400 088.
Te: 022-25580036/25567711/25554712/25555242
Fax: 022-25566803

Working hours:
Monday – Friday 09:00 a.m. – 05:30 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays closed

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